Profile: Idaho Transportation Department

Brian Ness has served as the director of the Idaho Transportation Department since 2010. That’s given him a lot of time to not only know the department but to make his mark on the agency. In the second of Transportation Radio‘s series profiling state DOTs, Director Ness talks about innovation, “Nine Steps” and ITS, among other topics.

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Brian Ness

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ITE Talks Transportation: Debbie Hersman, President/CEO National Safety Council

Debbie Hersman served two terms as the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and, since 2014, has been the president and CEO of the National Safety Council. She’s also serving as the chairman of the Road to Zero Coalition. In this month’s edition of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast, she discusses efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast.

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Deborah A.P. Hersman

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ITS Canada Prepares for 2017 ITS World Congress

In less than a year the ITS community will be focused on Montreal when the ITS World Congress is held in the city. ITS Canada is the host, but long before the event  the organization has brought together industry and public agencies to advance intelligent transportation in the country and to represent its interests internationally. Chris Philp of CIMA+ serves as the Chairman and CEO of ITS Canada and he spoke with Transportation Radio about what’s happening with transport technology in Canada.

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Chris Philp

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NJ Turnpike Authority Uses Technology to Help Manage Two of the Busiest Highways in America

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority runs both the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. The two toll roads have a variety of tools that are used to keep traffic running smoothly and to help respond when things go wrong. Barry Pelletteri is the CIO for the Turnpike Authority and he talked with Transportation Radio about the agency and how they’re using technology.

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Barry M. Pelletteri

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Cummins and Indiana Rail Road Demonstrate New Tier 4 Locomotive Engine

Cummins has been testing their new QSK95 locomotive engine with the Indiana Rail Road since last March. On Wednesday, the two companies provided media representatives an opportunity to see the diesel engine at the Indiana Rail Road’s Indianapolis terminal. Transportation Radio was there and spoke with Jim Trueblood, Vice President of Cummins Large Engine Program to learn more about the engine and then talked with Wayne Wiza, the General Manager, Mechanical for the Indiana Rail Road about their experience with the locomotive.

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Jim Trueblood

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Wayne Wiza

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